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A subcommittee recommends a slate of 30 candidates as a whole for a committee to vote on. May one member of the committee considering the recommendation request 1 recommended candidate be removed for a separate vote? If so, when is this to be requested? Does any part of this require a motion, amendment, second, etc.

What section of RR indicates this?

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I fear you may be setting out to do things backwards.

 

In voting for candidates (whether for single offices such as president, secretary, &c. or multiple offices (such as members of a board), all are listed on a ballot (or collection of ballots) and each candidate is voted on individually.

 

If you like a candidate, you put a mark by his/her name; if not, you don't mark the ballot at his/her name.  If you don't like any of the candidates, your are free to write-in someone else's name and vote for that person instead.

 

You don't vote for "everybody" at once which looks to be what you are describing.

 

See RONR Chapter XIV for more details.

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A subcommittee recommends a slate of 30 candidates as a whole for a committee to vote on. May one member of the committee considering the recommendation request 1 recommended candidate be removed for a separate vote? If so, when is this to be requested? Does any part of this require a motion, amendment, second, etc.

What section of RR indicates this?

The request of a single member is sufficient to request that a particular candidate be voted on separately. It would be best to request this immediately, but it is in order at any time prior to the vote. This is technically a motion for Division of a Question, but it need not be formally stated in that fashion. Nothing further (second, amendment, vote, etc.) is required. See Section 27 - Division of a Question.

I fear you may be setting out to do things backwards.

In voting for candidates (whether for single offices such as president, secretary, &c. or multiple offices (such as members of a board), all are listed on a ballot (or collection of ballots) and each candidate is voted on individually.

If you like a candidate, you put a mark by his/her name; if not, you don't mark the ballot at his/her name. If you don't like any of the candidates, your are free to write-in someone else's name and vote for that person instead.

You don't vote for "everybody" at once which looks to be what you are describing.

See RONR Chapter XIV for more details.

If this is the same question as two years ago (they do seem remarkably similar), then it seems the society is not actually electing anyone to office, but is endorsing candidates for office.

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Do you mean, Section 24

 

24. Division of a Question, and Consideration by Paragraph.

 

or

 

27. Requests Growing out of the Business of the Assembly.

Well, if you insist on reading from a text that's 100 years old, go with Section 24 - Division of a Question and Consideration by Paragraph. At some point, however, you should get a copy of the current edition, and then it's Section 27 - Division of a Question.

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A subcommittee recommends a slate of 30 candidates as a whole for a committee to vote on. May one member of the committee considering the recommendation request 1 recommended candidate be removed for a separate vote? If so, when is this to be requested? Does any part of this require a motion, amendment, second, etc.

What section of RR indicates this?

Any member can and every member should demand that every office be voted on separately.  RONR does not condone voting on entire "slates" of candidates.  

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